2016 Performance Showcase Information

Everything you need to know about our upcoming Performance Showcase is here!

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Saturday December 10, 2016.
Session 1:  Doors at 10:00am for a 10:15am start.
Session 2: Doors at 12:45pm for a 1:00pm start.
Session 3: Doors at 3pm for a 3:15pm start.
The Judith Wright Centre For Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick St (Cnr Berwick St)
Fortitude Valley

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  • Tickets will go on sale on Monday, November 14.  Tickets are available at the Judith Wright Centre’s website, or by calling the box office on 07 3872 9000.
  • Sessions are separately ticketed with allocated seating.  You will be advised of which session you are performing in during the week of November 7 and will then know which session to purchase tickets for.
  • NOTE:  If you want a family ticket, put a 4 in the Enter # of tickets box when prompted, otherwise the family ticket option does not appear on the next page. If your family has 5 or more, you can enter as appropriate in the other boxes on the next page.
  • The venue requires all guests to have a ticket.  As performers form part of the audience when not on stage, they require a ticket.
  • If you have a child under 6, while admission is free, a complimentary ticket is required.  Please call the box office on 07 3872 9000.

Ticket prices are:

Family (2A, 2C): $54

Full: $19

Child/Concession (6 – 15yrs): $12

Child (5 & under): FREE, ticket required

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We appreciate your cooperation to help us make the event run as smoothly as possible on the day.  Please arrive on time for doors in the session you are playing. Guests, including performers, will not be permitted to enter the auditorium prior to doors.  We are busy until this time with set up and sound check.  Upon entering the performance space, performers are to place their instruments to the side of the stage as directed by staff and immediately find their seat in the audience.  If performers wish to warm up they should do so at home as there will be no opportunity for this on the day.  Latecomers will only be admitted in between acts.  Please respect the instructions given by the ushers.

Performers will be called to the side of the stage a few acts in advance.  When called, please move promptly to the designated area, remain silent and follow directions given by staff.  Once your performance is finished, absorb your applause and immediately return to your seat in the audience.

A substantial and encouraging audience is critical to the performers’ positive experience at the event, so we do appreciate that you stay for the duration of the session and help create the atmosphere we strive for.  While we prefer that people stay for the duration of a session, we appreciate it is not always possible with small children who can become distressed.  If you choose to leave before the end of a session, please do so only between acts so as not to disturb the performance.

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Which session am I playing in?  You will receive a copy of the program during the week of November 7 and you will see which session you are in by referring to the program.  We are not able to grant requests to perform in one session or another.  If you have registered, it is assumed you have made yourself available for the day without restriction.  Anyone wishing to perform in more than 1 act understand they may be required for multiple sessions in which case we will arrange your complimentary tickets for any additional sessions.

What time am I playing?  We cannot answer this question, and it isn’t relevant.  If you are in Session 1, you should arrive by 10am.  If you are in Session 2, you should arrive by 12:45pm.  If you are in Session 3, you should arrive by 3pm.

Do performers need to purchase a ticket?  Yes.  This is because a) they need one as they will be in the audience when not performing; and b) it is fairer this way and it keeps overall ticket prices down.  In previous years, many performers did not bring guests and therefore did not help to contribute to the cost of the event yet benefitted from participating in it.

Is it ok if I am late?  Please try to arrive on time for doors.  Admitting guests into the performance space during the show is disruptive and discourteous to performers.  You also risk missing your performance entirely.

What do I need to bring?  Guitarists:  Only your guitar.  Please ensure it is in tune.  Parents of young children with generic nylon string guitars please note that we normally arrange for enough identical guitars to be at the venue for use.  This saves us needing to tune a large number of instruments.  A staff member will be off stage to tune instruments for children.

Pianists:  Only your sheet music if you need it.  Better that you can perform a piece from memory though.

Can I bring my own amp and effects?  No.  Ensure you discuss effects needs with your teacher in your lessons.  There will be basic effects provided.

Are there rehearsals?  Yes, but only for those that need them.  Typically, rehearsals occur on the weekends leading up to the main event.  If a rehearsal is relevant to you, you will receive details at the earliest possible time.  Rehearsals are not charged for.  Additionally, if performing in a group you will receive the opportunity to have many extra lessons (without charge) in the weeks leading up to the event as we try to coordinate group lessons for your band.

What is my child playing?  Please speak to the teacher.  In the months leading up to the concert we co-ordinate a spreadsheet of repertoire and who is playing what.  Until registrations close we cannot finalise the programme, however your child should have selected or been assigned a piece by late October.

Media Release.  Our media release is in place as we cannot possibly prevent members of the audience from taking photos or video on the day.  However, if you do not wish to have images of you or your child used by us on the website or for other advertising means please just let us know!



Important Dates

Friday, Oct 7 – Registration Opens

Friday, Oct 21 – Registration Closes

Nov 7 to 11 – Program planned and released

Monday, Nov 14 – Tickets go on sale

Saturday, Nov 19 – Rehearsals (possibly and/or Sunday 20th)

Saturday, Nov 26 – Rehearsals (possibly and/or Sunday 27th)

Saturday, Dec 3 – Rehearsals (possibly and/or Sunday 4th

Saturday Dec 10 – CONCERT DAY

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